The Piñon Sequence

Here are some pictures of a succession of fungi that have attacked the beetle-killed Piñon Pine on our property in the Pecos Valley. We bought our home in 2001, as the beetle infestation was creeping east over the mountain from Santa Fe and the Rio Grande Valley. By 2003 we were starting to see our trees die in large numbers. In 2004 I started to see fungi appearing on the standing dead trees, and I started to document what I saw.